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to this country. when i speak about steven they say yes, chris, we know him. he talked to the people. he meet with the people. he knows their suffering. the main thing, that he trusts them and when they rised against gadhafi, he supported them. chris, it is a great loss for libya. we lost him as a friend and man that understands the history of the people of libya before and after. chris, he built the bridge between libya and the united states. a bridge of love, of hope. we never believed one day we would be able to raise against this dictatorship. i knew chris after he came back. i knew chris more. he would come to the house and we play tennis. after the tennis we come back home and have libyan breakfast. he is a man of principles and he is serious. i agree he never speaks about himself, what achievement he made. he is a guy when you look for him again. this is kind of different element but one time he told me story when he was serving in tripoli and then in benghazi. he walked on the street of benghazi and looked over his back and saw two people following. whereever he goes they follow him.
in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to his assignment. his exemplary gift for making personal connections was invaluable as his role as specific representative and ambassador to one of the most complex and challenging regions of the world. therefore as we join in recognizing ambassador stevens am myself midst a sober outpouring of praise from his family, colleagues, fellow americans and the leaders of this nation, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members
honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a son of northern california and the bay area, ambassador stevens tragically lost his life in the greatest service to his country. selflessly and courageously representing american values in a foreign nation he knew intimately and cared for deeply. in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to his assignment. his exemplary gift for making personal connections was invaluable as his role as specific representative and ambassador to one of the most complex and challenging regions of the world. therefore as we join in recognizing ambassador stevens am myself midst a sober outpouring of praise from his family, colleagues, fellow americans and the leaders of this nation, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and ex
panning from the virgin load of dirt. it was lesson in history from the stevens family. i will never forget what a great experience it was to live with those two guys. moving on to his study habits, everyone knew how brilliant he was, an enlightened manner. he was truly the smartest man in the room but never comported himself that way. he was confident and outgoing. never arrogant. always self-effacing, quick with a laugh or grin. always looking for ways to learn something from everyone else around him. he was no surprise considering chris came from such good stock. chris studied western civilizations and immerses himselfs in cultures and languages and took multiple trips to study abroad in spain, italy, morocco. perhaps most importantly chris knew how to relax and enjoy the moment. when i would periodically freak out about my course work or some o ther problem i thought i had he would make me stop and take a break, play a game of back gammon on the balcony and enjoy the view. it was an early lesson in the zenlike mindfulness of chris. no wonder he exceled in such a challenging and s
of ambassador stevens. additionally, a flag has been flown over the capitol by democratic leader nancy pelosi, represented by her daughter christine pelosi. this flag has been presented to the family. in celebration of ambassador stevens life and in honor of his tremendous legacy. as i mentioned, we entered into the congressional record our testimony honoring the life of ambassador john christopher stevens. in the interest of time i won't read the entire congressional record but only an excerpt. it said mr. speaker, i rise with my colleagues to honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a son of northern california and the bay area, ambassador stevens tragically lost his life in the greatest service to his country. selflessly and courageously representing american values in a foreign nation he knew intimately and cared for deeply. in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to his assignment. his exemplary gift for making personal connections was invaluable as his role as specific represen
in recognizing ambassador stevens am myself midst a sober outpouring of praise from his family, colleagues, fellow americans and the leaders of this nation, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group
stevens, i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. i had the honor to serve as the envoy to the libyan revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started, building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i s
one today, the story behind the movie "lincoln", the book inspired the steven spielberg film and she's a "meet the press" report and doris is back here. all of your books should inspire steven spielberg to make big films but he did this one here. take me behind the scenes of that relationship with spielberg taking him to springfield and how this project was born. >> he wanted to do lincoln for many years but wanted to wait until he was ready. i met him way back in 1989 on a documentary he was doing on the mill len yum and he had any shake hands about doing lincoln. as relaxation, he would say, what did lincoln do today. i would tell him, what he did, 1864, 1840. he decided he didn't want to wait for the book. he bought it and that meant he had it ready in his hands and put tony kushner on it and he always wanted daniel day-lewis. >> before we get to him, what is it about lincoln he wanted to share with a broader u. younger, new generation. >> he wanted to make lincoln a person you could identify with intimately. he chose a short story rather than a big fat thing to show his humor, sa
buulling. u-s mbassador chris stevens, along itt three in an attack on the u-s consulate in benghazi, libba secretary of state hillary - clinton, says ambassador stevens legacy will forever live onnclinton says: "...chris stevens was an inspiratton to all who served with hii and knew him uring hhs life. he remains an inspiration now and i believe far into the future..." nearly two months sinnc the attaak... officials are still working to improve safeey protocoll.clinton says: "...we now have aaformal &pinvestigating the terrorist attack ttht kklled chris and we ill certainly pply it's recommendattonn ann lessons learned to improving sscurity ambassador stevens' ister she accepted the award onnhis behalf.. allng with stories of his dedicated service... his sistee also revealed some personal etails about er brother...stevens says: "...his engaging personalitt, who many of my girlfriends had crushes on, enabled him to cross the cultural ddvides witt ease. chris enjoyed talking to &ppeople froo all walks f life thoughts and woories of those - he met..."(anchor ttg
and proved again you can do it. why did you fight so hard with steven spielberg? >> well, it is obvious why i would want it. i had sort of been tracking mary todd all of my life. i guess, somewhere in my life, i knew that i belonged to her. there are few roles i have felt that way about -- sybil was one. it's my size and i have a round this to my face that i could put the m two people put thee and ma-- me and mary. then when you add that it was stevens's project. and daniel day-lewis was lincoln. how would i not want this project? mary was such a complicated, under examined, maligned and unbelievably important female, american character. and stephen had or regionally asked me in 2005 to be mary, but he did not have the project. it was something he wanted to do. he was developing it. he had a screenplay, but it was not going to be right. i was beyond thrilled. was overjoyed. then when i got in the car to drive home, a little voice said inside of me, not so quick, field. it will be a journey and you may not win. the screenplay is came and went and riders came and went, and eventually tony kuchn
's revered president, brought to life by a hollywood dream team. steven spielberg and daniel day lewis ted diane sawyer about separating the man from the myth. >>> and walk on the wild side. up close and personal with a rare and fearsome predator. our reporter puts tail in hand to get to know the african white lion. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 9th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. when president obama strode into the east room of the white house this afternoon, we all knew that job one of term two is to hammer out some sort of deal with republicans to keep the federal government from veering off the so-called fiscal cliff. and we knew he would probably lay down some markers. >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000
that custom. so my big brother, my best friend, i will see you next time. >>> i'm hill ri stevens, or as my family calls me h.i. i was born when he was 20. mine were not related to diplomacy. as a toddler he would send me on missions, which i was a willing accomplice. he sent me to stick carrots up my younger brothers nose as he slept in on christmas morning. that was really fun. growing up i was always able to brag that i had a brother in a foreign country. i got to visit him in these places. we road camels around pyramids in egypt, bathed in tunisia, snorkled in sinai and danced in israeli discos. in libya i played tennis with the daughter of his libyan tennis coach, learned about medical school in libya and jogged through the ruins. but, as we said, chris always came home and entertained us when he did. i worked hard to sharpen tennis and skiiing skills. i was proud the year chris said you ski faster than the master. [ laughter] >> we got up early to be the first on the ski lift. at my wedding he said he would be happy by to perform a libyan liberation dance to celebrate the s
'm the owner of night moves. >> and you, steven dick, jr., wait, certificate quussly, step endick is your name. >> my real name. >> stephen: all right then, you, steven dick is are a difference maker. (cheers and applause) for years this dick has been providing albany cultural enrichment through his dance theatre night moves. >> i am the last remaining all nude club in albany. >> stephen: but now the community may lose this treasured institution. because new york state hit night moves with a bill for almost a million dollars in back taxes. so steven dick did what any patriot would do. >> we didn't pay them. >> and why would he? because state law has an exemption for musical and dramatic performances. this is art rosen, former deputy council of the new york state department of taxation and finance. he says it all comes down to one question. >> is exotic dancing art. sure, but how would steven dick prove it in a court of law. >> we had an expert witness, dr. judith hanna. >> dr. judith hanna is a senior research scholar at the university of maryland. and the author of eight books on dance and so
i knew i didn't have the second book. steven's story, i asked myself questions. a lot of writers do that that's usually how i begin. what did he do? who did he meet when he got off the train? who was this man servant? what was his life about? it all began with the seeds and the particular questions, as simple as that. although, then, i had to answer them. what i had done is i usual low don't work with an out line. a lot of writers do they will out line what will happen and sometimes they have to because like if you are writing a mystery you need to write out the plot. i write about characters the characters drive the story. when that hatched i sat down and said, what happens is, a, he arrived and gets off the train what's going to happen. >> i know z, he would get on the train and leave at the evented book. i didn't know the alphabet in between. i was nervous and i took one step at a time very japanese like. i began to study and read everything i could find on the japanese culture. the incredible thing was not having everything that went into it and it still became a quiet book. th
. >>> chris stevens was honored with a posthumous award in the nation's capitol. secretary of state hillary clinton delivered remarks. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who served with him and knew him during his life. >> stevens earned the common ground award for conflict resolution, negotiation and peace building. his sister ann accepted the award on his behalf. stevens who grew up here in the bay area was killed along with three other americans in a terrorist attack in the u.s. consulate on september 11th. >>> san francisco police are trying to figure out how a man was fatally injured during a giant's celebration. john mofette says he was attacked but it's possible he may have been one of the people doing somersaults on the mattresses and could have hurt himself. he refused medical help and his roommate says that doesn't make sense. >> he came in. he looked like he had been in some sort of fight. he looked dishelpfulled and looked like there was a bruise or swelling on his cheek and he said the five guys had jumped him. >> police are investigating his death as suspicious. anyone
is one of the most beloved presidents. he freed the slaves. but author steven masfield says he was also a man who struggled with faith. recently lee webb spoke with him about his new book "lincoln's battle with god." >> lee: steven, people may not know in his younger years, abraham lincoln was an eighth theist, an -- atheist and he rejected the very existence of god. tell us about that. >> lincoln's parents were caught up in the battles that swept the frontier, and it was very emotional. lincoln didn't have a great relationship with his father, so he started to turn away from their christian faith almost immediately. but then his reading turned him towards the writings of payne and volne, and he simply decided to become the village atheist. he challenged everybody's faith. he wrote small manuscripts against christianity. his friends said later it wasn't so much he didn't believe in god. he was mad at god. because he thought his mother's ill ji illigetmasy made him less. >> lee: how do you account for his conversion? what changed his thinking on the christian faith? >> unfortunately, wha
slain u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. she gave an award to stevens sister yesterday. clinton called stevens a fallen hero. designee understood that we will never prevent every act of terrorism or achieve perfect security in this world. and that our diplomats cannot work in bunkers and do their job. that we inevitably must accept a level of risk to protect our country. >> stevens and three other americans were killed during the attack in benghazi. next week several congressional committees hold hearings on those attacks. coming up, an emotional tribute. a newly released video of president obama's heart felt speech to campaign staffers after the election. this is the "cbs morning news". super buys. e this is savings out of this world. this is sears. will: [ inner voice ] the only place i can afford. i'm so glad you're home. yeah. will: [ inner voice ] if i was smart enough to pounce on the daily double for just a buck 99 on the mcdonald's extra value menu i can handle this. i got this great loft space. ooo, very cool. i got this great loft space. >>> you guys -- i'm proud of al
, this is the best news they've heard in a long time starting with sweeping changes there right off of stevens creek, the mess where 280 meets 880. it's about to get a major makeover that will signal the end of some backups in areas where you have to slam on the breaks to make it. a ground breaking ceremony just wrapped up at the parking lot at the mall with the transportation authority and a lot of political leaders out here. by next summer a new flyover ramp will be going up at the 50-year old interchange. crews will begin working on stevens creek boulevard overpass, a new entrance to valley fair. the new design will make it possible to exit 880 on to monroe and make it into the mall without fighting traffic on stevens creek. and the short term, though, the work may test drivers even more. >> i know that it will be a burden for neighbors and even for others during the construction time, but we know it's going to be worth it. its it's going to be worth it in terms of ease of mobility and it's also going to be worth it in terms of safety. >> now one of the biggest prob blemt spots is north 280 right
tv.org. spent up next, author and lecturer steven johnson, best selling science writer talks about the cyberworld, popular culture and computer networking as a political tool. mr. johnson is the author of eight nonfiction books including "everything bad is good for you," "where good ideas come from," and his 2012 release "future perfect." >> host: steven johnson, in your newest book, "future futura perfect: the case of progress in a networked age" use the tere pure progressive. what iss that? >> guest: is my attempt to come up with a term for this new political philosophy that i seeo emerging all around me. e. the book is really kind of a series of stories about these people are trying to change ther world and trying to advance the cause of progress. ban but they don't completely fithei the existing models that we have between the left and the right or the democrats and right republicans. democrats and repub. they believe in many ways that the way the internet was built, the way the web was built, the way things that wikipedia were built, using these collaborative. the works, wher
." >> >> host: steven johnson in your new book future perfect th case for progress in the networked age you use the term pure progressive; what is that? >> guest: it's my intent to come up with a term forttempt to come up with this newerm for this new political philosophy that i see emerging all around me. the book is really people who are trying to change the world in trying to ban progress, but he don't completely fit the existing models that we have between the left in the right or democrats and republicans. they believe in many ways that the way the internet was built, the way the web was built, the way things that wikipedia were built, using these collaborative. the works, where people come together from different points of view and openly collaborating, building ideas, that that mechanism is a tremendous engine for progress and growth. but it doesn't necessarily involve a government and doesn't necessarily involve capitalism or big corporation. so when you believe in a system come you don't necessarily believe in the traditional anchors that the left are traditional anchors at the right.
of the next wave. >> rose: chastain, straitharn and stevens for the hour. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: "you are good for nothing unless you are clever," dr. austin sloper declares in henry james' 1880 novel, "washington square." the book tells the story of his daughter, the shy, awkward catherine sloper, whom he views as hopelessly unattractive and not at all clever. when the handsome morris townshend descends on their home and declares his love for catherine, a transformation begins. "the heiress," a theatrical adaptation of james' novel, made its broadway debut in 1947. it has been staged on the great white way every other decade since. a new production starring jessica chastain, david straithairn, and dan stevens recently opened at the walter kerr theatre. here's a look. >> it is a great wonder for me that morris should come into my life. i never thought i would meet a man who would understand me as he does. >> you underestimate your many qualities, my dear. i have always hoped that you would meet a fin
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